Genealogical DNA Testing Companies and Current DNA Sales October 11, 2019

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Updated October 12, 2019 – removing Sticky as new post will be going up shortly.

Update from yesterday’s post as MyHeritageDNA created a $49 Columbus Day Sale after I checked yesterday. They have not put the Health+Ancestry kit on sale.

Making it Sticky for now as it includes the major DNA companies, most of which aren’t having sales right now. Will replace when a new sale shows up. Working on a monthly DNA price list for October – Current October 2019 DNA Prices and will link it when I get it up. That will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies.

Except for a so-so sale on 23andMe and FindMyPastDNA and a good Amazon sale on Geno 2.0 Next, the sales are over for a while. MyHeritageDNA has a good price if you order through GroupOn.

I changed the title a bit as this will now include the major genealogical DNA testing companies (23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), FindMyPastDNA, LivingDNA, MyHeritageDNA, Geno 2.0 Next until it is no longer available, Helix, and a few others, but will include some other DNA companies that are not considered major genealogical DNA companies). I will still link to the current month’s DNA PricesCurrent October 2019 DNA Prices.

The next major sale will be around Black Friday (November 29, 2019)/Cyber Monday (December 2,  2019). Amazon often has great deals for some of the companies around Black Friday/Cyber Monday. 23andMe is no longer on sale, but many people buy from them so I left it on the list below.

That’s not to say that one or more of the below companies won’t offer the occasional short-term or flash sale between now and then, but don’t expect the prices to get very low during those sales in most cases. Also, many of the companies will do a year-end sale that may or may not have better prices than the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals.

As always, check prices before you order! You can also check EBay and Amazon in case you find a lower price there, but make sure it’s for the same company and test. Some of the companies show an end date for their sale prices, but many don’t. Amazon loves to raise and lower prices on DNA tests on a somewhat regular basis, usually every few days for some of the major companies, bit less often for other companies. For EBay and Amazon purchases, always activate the test as soon as you get it to avoid problems.

23andMe: https://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit sale price $79 (through October 15, 2019); regular price $99**  https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ sale price $79.00, regular price $99.00; Ancestry + Health sale price $149 (through October 15, 2019) regular price $199.00** – https://www.amazon.com  – sale price $149.00, regular price $199, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon). VIP Health + Ancestry $499 (2 kits included) – not seeing it on Amazon.

AncestryDNA: https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ – regular price $99 (basic AncestryDNA test); (Ancestry+Health) regular price $119 (Ancestry + Health); Amazon https://www.amazon.com/s?field-keywords=ancestry+dna regular price $99.00; if you want AncestryDNA + Traits, https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Testing-Ethnicity-Traits/dp/B07J1FZQBC;  regular price $119.00 on Amazon. Check other vendors on Amazon as sometimes they are cheaper than the listed Amazon price in the link.

Dante Labshttps://us.dantelabs.com/products/whole-genome-sequencing sale price varies as they now put three tests in the link – no end date listed, regular price varies depending on which test you click.  On Amazon, there are several listings: 1) Dante Labs Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) for Healthcare Professionals, Sequence 20000 Genes, with Personalized Report, with Saliva Collection Kithttps://www.amazon.com/Dante-Labs-Sequencing-Professionals-Personalized/dp/B07DNJ7QWQ, page not found, check Amazon; looks like they made some changes https://www.amazon.com/Dante-Labs-Whole-GenomeZ-Sequencing/dp/B07V9SP35Y/ price $899.00 as they sometimes temporarily offer great deals on some Dante Labs kits – see Dante Labs Amazon Sale Prices (updated September 4th with additional clarification from Dante Labs) for more details. Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) – https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez sale price $999.00, regular price $1,499.00. https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/long-reads-whole-genome-sequencing $899.00 price.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) https://www.familytreedna.com/ Family Finder regular price $79Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCW regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing.

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits):  https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/sale price $89 although it’s regular price $99 on LivingDNA – https://livingdna.com/LivingDNA kits on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/3-Living-DNA-Ancestry-Test/dp/B07HWVRPNZ/ – on Amazon, unavailable as of October 11, 2019, usually comes back, but it’s been unavailable a lot longer than normal on Amazon. They accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies.

Full Genomes Corporation: https://www.fullgenomes.com/ $15 Individual SNPs.

Geno 2.0 Next Update June 1, 2019 – National Geographic and Helix have stopped offering kits – see National Geographic Geno Project DNA Ending. Temporarily, Amazon still has some kits available – Amazon sale price is $39.98* with free shipping (Amazon price current as of October 11, 2019).

Helix – https://www.helix.com/collections/all/ some tests on sale, but many aren’t (direct link to Helix list of most DNA tests offered, but it’s not the complete list as some are only listed in other parts of the Helix site); Amazon list of Helix tests doesn’t include all Helix items listed on the Helix site so you may need to search for specific tests or items if you are checking Amazon for something not in the above Amazon link. Rest of Helix DNA tests are regular price and Helix kits are regular price of $80.00 if you need a Helix DNA kit for an individual. However, Helix sometimes does limited sales so check any test you are considering to see if it’s on sale.

MyHeritageDNA https://www.myheritage.com/dnaColumbus Day Sale $49 (ends about October 14, 2019); $79 regular price; Amazon for $79.00* with $20.00 coupon available (still valid as of  October 11, 2019) with free shipping; Health https://www.myheritage.com/health, regular price $199.00 – on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/GENI-MH-Dna-Test-Kit/dp/B074DWG7HF, regular price $199 with $50 coupon available. GroupOn: https://www.groupon.com/deals/n-myheritage-dna-kit sale price $48.00 (regular price tends to be $55) as of October 11, 2019. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). They made some major changes to those who upload raw data transfers after November 30, 2018); it won’t affect you if you uploaded your raw data before December 16, 2018 as they are grandfathering in people who upload raw data before December 16, 2018 and they will retain full access. Free limited transfer of raw data from many other DNA companies although if you have a paid MyHeritage subscription, the full upgrade is supposed to be free.

Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/shop/23andme-genetic-personal-service 23andMe KIT ONLY $28.99 (lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports). Promo Code (online only) – no Promo Code  (Promo Code and discount change every few days). Still available as of October 11, 2019.

TeloYears https://www.teloyears.com/home/ regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for other things https://www.teloyears.com/home/products.html?uid=09290167Ecrf491i9 (price still valid as of October 11, 2019 although sale items vary from time to time). TeloYears Health regular price $99; TeloYears Health + Ancestry $169 (regular price $199, but seems to be a standard discount as opposed to a sale price). They also do the TribeCode tests. Not available on Amazon.

Vitagene: https://vitagene.com up to 15% off  (sale still going October 11, 2019)

Current sales: https://vitagene.com/shop/products-include-dna-test-kits/

Health Reports for diet, fitness, and supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99; on sale for $89. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vitagene-DNA-Test-Kit-Ancestry/dp/B01NCISWQT (sale price on Amazon is $89.00 as of October 11, 2019)- price may or may not be cheaper on Amazon as they love to raise and lower the prices on a regular basis.

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